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Any life in my starter?

THE dutch_oven's picture
THE dutch_oven

Any life in my starter?

So, I live in Las Vegas and the air is very dry. When I began making my starter, I went into it with very low expectations. I just used AP and water and so far its been 3 days and I've fed it once every 24 hours, which means it's had 3 feedings. (Some people suggest every 12 hours, some say to just leave it for 48, so I just settled with 24.) Today I was surprised at how it looked considering I wasn't expecting it to do much of anything, but I don't want to get excited too quickly because I'm not sure if this is a good sign or not. There's some bubbling, but is it possible that it's just air escaping from having been stirred the previous day?

Lechem's picture
Lechem (not verified)

What does it smell like? 

hreik's picture

looks good to me as well.


HansB's picture

Looks fine as the others have said. Sometimes there is an initial spurt of activity followed by a lul. Don't worry if it seems to slow down again. Just keep feeding daily.

SeattleStarter's picture

Like so many before us, I too went through this just a month ago. Seems like you're doing fine, but you might find it interesting to read THIS or THIS.